Pilkington’s Lancastrian St George and the Dragon charger – £3800 at The Cotswold Auction Company.

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This blue-ground and silver lustre piece to a design by Walter Crane has the monogram WSM for the decorator William Slater Mycock and the date mark XI 1911. The front border bears Crane’s shield mark.

It was found in a family home where it had hung for at least 60 years. It had a small hairline crack visible to the back. Estimated at £3000-5000 at the sale on August 9, it took £3800.

The charger is known in a number of different colour variations.

Versions in red and gold have previously sold for close to £20,000.